Creative Arts in the Special Needs Classroom

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The Sydney Opera House is partnering with the Museum of Contemporary Arts (MCA), Accessible Arts and Dance Integrated Australia for the Creative Arts in the Special Needs Classroom workshop, a day-long accredited professional development opportunity for teachers in NSW.

Participants from primary and secondary teaching backgrounds will discover how to unlock their students’ learning which incorporates the performing and visual arts into their classroom practice. Teachers will have the opportunity to visit the Sydney Opera House and MCA to discuss latest research, participate in creative arts workshops, learn about professional arts education programs and meet key leaders in the arts and disability network.

Creative Director of Dance Integrated Australia, Philip Channells will facilitate a movement workshop in the Utzon Room at the Sydney Opera House for up to 25 teachers who will gain first hand experience of working with emerging artists with a disability. Inspiration for this workshop will come directly from viewing and responding physically to some of the MCA’s permanent exhibition works including Hiromi Tango – Dance 2013; Rosalie Gascoigne – Tiger Tiger 1987; Fiona Hall – Give a dog a bone 1996; Shaun Gladwell – Storm Sequence 2000 and Robert Owen – Sunrise #3 2005.

At completion of the day there will be a final showing in the Utzon Room of all the participant’s work.

When: 9am – 5pm Mon 15 July
Where: Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House and the MCA
Cost: $100 per teacher (lunch provided)

Places are limited for this event. For more information click here

Photo: Brett Boardman